Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

The Hidden Dangers Of Dry Cleaning

Author: Zachary Lowell

13 dry cleaning and ironing 1 The Hidden Dangers Of Dry Cleaning

For today’s modern gent, the corner dry cleaner can seem as indispensable as your Blackberry.  But the in-and-out convenience offered by many dry cleaning services could carry with it a price for which goes beyond the few dollars you shell out when you pick up your dress shirts or other clothing.  Getting your clothes cleaned without water often involves the use of dangerous chemicals which can have a harmful impact on the environment and your health. Read More

What’s The Deal With Fabric Finishing?

Author: Zachary Lowell

Close-up View: Finished Yarn For Shirt Fabric

What makes a great shirt? Of course the first-glance visual appeal of a shirt – its style, color, fit – is an important factor in how most of us judge and appraise our favorite tops. But, as with most things, when it comes to the essence of an awesome shirt, there is more to quality than meets the eye. All good shirts begin with outstanding fabric, and outstanding fabrics require top-notch finishing. Read More

The Fabric With The Midas Touch

Author: Zachary Lowell

Gold Particles Under Magnification

Over the past few years, nanotechnology has lead to some pretty exciting developments in the clothing industry. For example, we’ve seen (and written about) a range of stylish fabrics which incorporate nanofibers designed to fight disease, reduce odor, and generate electricity. But what have these space-age fabrics lacked so far? Gold! Read More

Shirts Of The Future: From The Files Of The U.S. Patent Office

Author: Zachary Lowell

Patent Office Diagrams

Don’t have any plans this weekend? Well, looking through the files of the U.S. patent office is good for hours of intellectually stimulating entertainment – just type in any word or phrase and you’re bound to find plenty of inventions both harebrained and helpful. Recently we gave this a try with dress shirts, and here is just a sample of the patented innovations which may turn into the next big thing in men’s fashion. Read More

Monster In The Closet: The Hidden Risks of Wrinkle-Free

Author: Zachary Lowell

No Wrinkle Clothing Could Harm Your Health

When wrinkle-free/non-iron clothing made its debut a years ago, for many guys it was like a gift from the gods. But the convenience of these low-maintenance threads could come with a trade off. We don’t want to start a sartorial storm or rile up any hypochondriacs out there, but after some careful research, we’ll make one of our boldest claims to date: wrinkle-free/non-iron clothing may pose a threat to your health. Read More

The World Of Eco-Friendly Fashion: Reducing Clothing Waste

Author: Zachary Lowell

Clothing Waste

Clothing production doesn’t get a lot of press as a major contributor to the world’s environmental problems, yet the garment and textile industries generate a huge amount of waste. Recently we read about an exhibit at the London Science Museum which showcases the efforts of eco-oriented designers and scientists hoping to make the world a cleaner, safer place to live, one garment at a time.  Here’s just a sample of the forward-thinking innovations that could reform the wasteful way of the clothing world. Read More

Mighty Morphing Mannequins May Revolutionize E-Commerce

Author: Zachary Lowell

Robot Mannequin

Here at ShirtsMyWay, we’re no strangers when it comes to applying technology to fashion. However, today we heard from the BBC about Fits.me, an Estonian firm which has unveiled a shape shifting robot that promises to help online clothing shoppers solve the age-old problem of getting the perfect fit without first trying on the items they have their eye on. Read More

Here Comes The Sun: UV Protection Fabrics

Author: Zachary Lowell

UV Protection Shirts

Charles Dickens once wrote that, “the sun does not shine upon this fair earth to meet frowning eyes.” Sure, we have many reasons to be grateful for the sun; in fact, life on this planet would be impossible if it weren’t for that that great swirling ball of gas in the sky. Yet, the sun’s gifts are not always welcome, and prolonged exposure to its warming rays can lead to a host of both unsightly and life-threatening health problems, ranging from simple burns to cancer. Read More

High-Tech Suit Aimed At Shy Guys

Author: Tyra 'nell Pille

Overcoming Shyness

If you’re in your mid- or late-thirties, ready for a full time commitment but can’t quite find a girlfriend, you may be missing the most important weapon in the battle of courtship: Confidence! A few weeks ago, we told you about the world’s most expensive suit, a diamond-studded two-piece priced at right around $900,000. Well, today we bring you a suit that may be worth its weight in gold for shy, socially-awkward men worried about approaching the ladies. Read More

A New Breath Of Fresh Air For Body Odor Sufferers

Author: Tyra 'nell Pille

Perspiration & Body Odor

With all the recent advancements in grooming technology and the plethora of creams, gels, lotions and other fragrant products now available to men, there’s no excuse for smelling stinky – or if there is we haven’t heard it. Yet, for a lot of reasons, more than a few guys out there just can’t seem to beat BO and continue to torture their wives and girlfriends while cuddling or draw frowns from people in crowded elevators and subway cars. Never fear though, because a high-tech solution could soon be on the horizon. Read More